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Some Enchanted Evening: A Welcome Celebration will lead off annual meeting

August 07, 2018 Image of ADA 2018 Meeting logo
Honolulu — Entertainment in Hawaii encompasses much more than just  the music of the late, great Don Ho.

To greet dentists and visitors to Honolulu to ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting, the ADA will host Some Enchanted Evening: A Welcome Celebration at the Waikiki Shell on Oct. 18 from 5:30-9 p.m., billed as a musical celebration of the many cultures that call Hawaii home.

Photo of Telly Leung
Mr. Leung
Photo of Ruthie Ann Miles
Ms. Miles
Photo of Kelli O'Hara
Ms. O'Hara
Sponsored by Laurel Road, the evening will feature an award-winning cast of performers from the stage and screen. The Tony Award-winning duo of Kelli O'Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles will perform in the show, hosted by Hawaii's Brook Lee, former Miss Universe, television personality and actress.

The event will also feature Telly Leung, currently starring in Disney's "Aladdin" on Broadway in the title role and member of the final company of "Rent"; stage stars Clifton and Deedee Hall, who starred opposite one another in the "Miss Saigon" and "Wicked" national tours; and the Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus, known for their songs from the Disney film "Lilo and Stitch".

The evening will feature Hawaiian music in addition to tunes from some of the most beloved Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

Guests will be treated to a picnic-style evening where the ADA will also celebrate the accomplishments of the Gold Medal, Humanitarian (Dr. T. Bob Davis) and Distinguished Service Award (Dr. William Calnon) recipients.

Ms. O'Hara's portrayal of Anna Leonowens in "The King and I" garnered her a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and can be seen in the second season of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why." Ms. O'Hara has received six Tony nominations, including one in 2008 for "South Pacific."

Ms. Miles, a native of Hawaii, is well-known for her role as Lady Thiang in "The King and I," for which she garnered a Tony Award. In February, Ms. Miles played Svetlana in a Kennedy Center concert production of "Chess."

This is a complimentary event. A badge and ticket are required for entry. Anyone who has registered for the event can attend, but they will need their badge and ticket to enter. Round-trip shuttles will be provided.

Registration for ADA 2018 is open. To register or learn more, visit